Actor, comedian and writer George MacDonald joins us to talk about the joys and challenges of the holiday season, and maintaining your sobriety and mental health throughout.
Lynn B. joins us to share her recovery journey in the seventh installment of our series "Recovery Stories."
This week on the Right Mind Media podcast: promising new treatments for depression, including ketamine. Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Green has been using the drug in his clinic to help people with depression who have been resistant to traditional approaches, and he joins us to explain those traditional treatments and some of the newer methods being used today.
Author and journalist Beth Macy joins us to talk about her best-selling book “Dopesick", which takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor’s offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.
Jon and Abby go behind the headlines to explore the hot topics of the month. This week they discuss CBD, opioid lawsuits across the country, and the newest character on Sesame Street.
Perfectionism amongst teens, along with anxiety is on the rise, bringing with it a dangerous mix of excessively high personal standards and intense self-criticism. Perfectionism can lead to eating disorders, depression, high blood pressure, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide. Rachel Merson, Psy.D , Associate Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University joins us to help navigate teen perfectionism and anxiety.
After a devastating motorcycle accident, and the half a dozen surgeries that followed, bioethicist Travis Rieder developed a dependance on the drugs essential for his recovery. What came later was equally painful: acute opioid withdrawal, and the physical and mental agony that comes along with "dope sickness". Dr. Rieder joins us to talk about his journey, and what he's learned about the medical community's relationship with pain management in the process.
Dr. Sara Lazar is the head of the Lazar Lab at Harvard University where she studies the effect yoga and meditation has on how we think and act. Dr. Lazar joins us to explain how meditation and yoga impacts - and benefits - the brain.
"Jon and Abby go behind the headlines to explore the hot topics of the month. This week they tackle teen vaping, substance abuse amongst baby boomers, talking to your kids about drugs, and chocolate (yes, chocolate!)"
What is self-injury and what causes it? What can families do to help? Dr. Barry Walsh, author of "Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide" and a Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, joins us to talk about self-harm and it's impact on the person suffering and their loved ones.
Tom Harrison, author of "The Complete Family Guide to Addiction", shares his practical and authoritative guide for families and friends looking to better understand addiction and how to get help for themselves and their loved ones.
This week we talk to psychiatrist Himal Mitra about demystifying mental health treatment today.
Dr. Zev Schuman-Olivier, Executive Director and Research Director of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, joins us to talk about mindfulness - what it means, and why it's so important.
Jon and Abby go behind the headlines to explore the hot topics of the month. This week they tackle driving under the influence of cannabis, everyday treatments for anxiety, and concerns about the drug Kratom and its misuse.
Dr. Mark Albanese, an addictions psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, joins us to talk about identifying and treating disorders that co-occur with opioid use disorder, especially trauma.
Jon and Abby go behind the headlines to explore the hot topics of the month. This week they tackle Section 35, the public health approach to treatment, and the debate surrounding cannabis as a treatment for opioid use disorder.
Personal stories of addiction and recovery touch us the most and have the greatest potential to heal and educate. Lisa S. joins us to share her recovery journey in the seventh installment of our series "Recovery Stories."
Harvard seniors Kailash Sundaram and Eana Meng discuss their recent push to make naloxone available across Harvard’s campus. We're also joined by Domenic Esposito, the artist who famously dropped an 800lb heroin spoon sculpture on the steps of Perdue Pharma, as he takes his art and activism across the country.
When talking about the opioid epidemic, the overdose reversal drug Narcan (naloxone) is often credited with bringing the death rate down significantly. Even though it's a life saver, there are people opposed to its use. Sarah Mackin and Devin Larkin from the Boston Public Health Commission join us to explore all aspects of this medication.
Maureen Cavanagh joins us to talk about her devastating new memoir "If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction", a deeply moving mother-daughter story about love, strength, and hope.
Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, recent research studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in girls, Lisa Damour, Ph. D., has watched this rising tide of anxiety in her own research, private practice, and in the all-girls' school where she consults. Dr. Damour joins us to talk about her new book UNDER PRESSURE.
Mike Ferullo began running to help his personal recovery. Before he knew it, he was running the New York City Marathon and getting his Social Work degree. In 2008 he brought running to a treatment program to inspire others the same way and the non-profit, Boston Bulldogs was born. The only requirement is that you "just show up." Coach Mike, and Bulldog program coordinator Meaghan O'Sullivan, join us.
The voices of drug users are usually not heard in substance use policy discussions. Michael Galipeau, co-founder of the Rhode Island Users Union, describes the difficulties he has encountered in getting them heard and some of his unexpected allies.
Jon and Abby talk about Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT. MAT is part of a evidence-based approach to treating those with opioid and alcohol use disorders and is gaining wider acceptance by behavioral health care providers. But the practice is sometimes misunderstood by the public and even some members of the recovery community.